Sweat rash

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Davidwd
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Sweat rash

Postby Davidwd » 28 Sep 2015, 12:15pm

I have suffered with sweat rash at the tops of my legs, I have had it quite a long time now. Does anyone have any idea how to get rid of this please.

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Re: Sweat rash

Postby pwa » 28 Sep 2015, 12:18pm

No, but I think it may be one of those fungal infections. Dandruff shampoos are anti-fungal. And the local pharmacist may be able to suggest something.

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NUKe
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Re: Sweat rash

Postby NUKe » 28 Sep 2015, 2:51pm

I assume by the tops of legs you are referingto the groin/ inner thigh, In which case it could saddle soreness might be the problem. have you tried chamiox cream or something like Sudacream.

It could also be reaction to your washing powder may be worth changing to a milder and non bilogical. Also different soaps or shower gels can cause this especially if you are swaeting a lot whilst exercising

Agreed with PWA if its persistant it could be a fungal infection
If its not saddle sores you may be better seeking medical advice either Pharmassist or your doctor
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Re: Sweat rash

Postby 73Chaz » 28 Sep 2015, 7:07pm

I had something similar, went on for a long time. I tried various moisturisers, none of which helped. Eventually I tried a fungicidal cream and it cleared up immediately and two years or so later it has not returned. I did not think it was a fungal infection as it appeared just like heat or sweat rash, otherwise I would not have lived with it for so long!

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Re: Sweat rash

Postby Ugly » 28 Sep 2015, 7:13pm

The old remedy was permanganate of potash, very effective, are you allowed to use it now?

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Re: Sweat rash

Postby fishfright » 28 Sep 2015, 9:18pm

Get some Clotrimazole 1% cream from a pharmacy , it clears up that rash very quickly and is cheap if you get the generic rather than the branded version

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Re: Sweat rash

Postby LollyKat » 29 Sep 2015, 9:53am

Ugly wrote:The old remedy was permanganate of potash, very effective, are you allowed to use it now?

Mail-order from Amazon - I suspect if you went into a chemist for it these days they would give you short shrift.

When I was a child we used it for Athlete's Foot. It was quite effective but the strong staining was a bit of a shock initially. :lol:

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Re: Sweat rash

Postby nez » 1 Oct 2015, 11:43pm

Is that the blue stuff? I remember feet painted with it in the 60s!

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Sweat rash

Postby Moodyman1 » 2 Oct 2015, 7:17am

Non branded clotrimazole has been very effective for me.

Once it's gone the trick to keep it away is to use clean shorts and shower quickly after a ride. Also using Vaseline / sudocreme works because as well helping with chafing it seals the pores so bacteria can't get in and create cysts.

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Re: Sweat rash

Postby Vorpal » 2 Oct 2015, 8:15am

Moodyman1 wrote:Non branded clotrimazole has been very effective for me.

Once it's gone the trick to keep it away is to use clean shorts and shower quickly after a ride. Also using Vaseline / sudocreme works because as well helping with chafing it seals the pores so bacteria can't get in and create cysts.

Sudocreme is fine, but Vaseline can actually make things worse. While it does do lubricating and sealing, pores already have bacteria in them (even if you wash carefully & frequently, some remain; they don't usually hurt anything) and if we seal it in, it can be highly irritating. Sudocreme, on the other hand, has healing qualities and is designed for exactly that kind of situation (even if it was for babies).
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Re: Sweat rash

Postby TrekMad » 2 Oct 2015, 9:47pm

I've had this, creams can work, but the real solution is to keep the area VERY dry. It's an old army trick. Or, a learned response! Fungal infections only thrive in warm and wet areas. Keep those areas dry and cool and it'll be gone in a few weeks. So, don't wash the area very often ( twice a week tops, and use talc every day. Anytime you experience sweating in the area, dry it off with tissue immediately.

I got rid permanently the infection in a fortnight with the above 'ex army' method, without any creams, steroids or anti biotics.